Kidney Surgery Malpractice Lawyer
Kidney problems can cause life-threatening health issues that may need to be resolved through surgery. Kidney removal or kidney transplants are complex surgeries that put the life of the patient in the surgeon’s hands. When medical errors are made during kidney surgery, the patient may face serious health complications and even death.
The kidneys are required for filtering toxins from the body. While two kidneys are preferred, it is possible to live with one. If a kidney is damaged and no longer working, it may need to be removed. For those with kidney failure, both kidneys may need removal and another kidney transplanted from a donor. If anything goes wrong or mistakes are made, it is possible for a patient to be left without any working kidneys or having other health problems.
Medical Errors Made During Kidney Surgeries
There have been some serious mistakes made during kidney and related surgeries. In one case, a surgeon mistakenly removed a woman’s healthy kidney thinking it was an unidentified mass. It was in her pelvic region; even though MRIs had identified this condition before her surgery began. In another case, a woman had kidney transplant surgery that was thought to be successful but negligent care in the hours after the surgery caused damage to the new kidney, which had to be removed. These medical mistakes jeopardized the lives of the patients and required extensive medical care in their future. Both pursued medical malpractice lawsuits.
If you or a family member have undergone kidney surgery and had complications caused by medical negligence, you need an experienced medical malpractice attorney on your side. Contact Kevin Race at Race Law Firm to discuss your case. You may be eligible to seek substantial compensation to help cover medical care, lost income and other damages caused by the negligent actions of your medical care providers.